My name is Manon Bijkerk, I work under La Nonette as an illustrator.  I make illustrations and characters design for clients, I make self initiated work and I have my won label with prints and other illustrator goods. I also teach illustration and character design through my own courses.

Making art and illustrations gives me a sense of control.      As a born and raised feminist it never made sense to me that my gender determined the outcome of what and who I could be. Trough my work I want to empower other people, show all kinds of amazing bodies and people in their truest self and inspire radical self love. I like to add a lot of girl power as I feel the world had been mostly masculine for long enough.    I feel a ripple can cause a big wave. That’s why I’m never shy to speak my mind trough my work, but always with a sense of humor and a little wink.  


My style is very recognisable mine, whatever the medium. I like being myself before following trends. I’m inspired by all the wonderful and unique people around me, strolling trough nature, artists such a Halma von Klimt, Tamara de Lempicka and David Hockney and Fashion design from all decennia. 

I currently live and work in the pittoresque city of Utrecht, The Netherlands, together with my partner, our two black cats and sixty-four houseplants.


Trough my work I want to empower other people


Karl Lagerfeld

Centraal Museum


Groen Links

Casco Art Institute

Girlz Magazine

Viva Magazine

CosmoGirl! NL

The Telegraph

Bust Magazine

Anorak Magazine

Schweizer Family 

The Telegraph

Bust Magazine

Anorak Magazine



Photo’s: Danique Bijkerk